Result: Roger Federer brushes Bernard Tomic aside

Swiss star Roger Federer in action against Nikolay Davydenko on January 17, 2013
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Roger Federer beats Bernard Tomic 6-4 7-6 6-1 to advance to the fourth round of the Australian Open.

Roger Federer has made it to the fourth round of the Australian Open with a comfortable 6-4 7-6 6-1 win over Bernard Tomic.

The second seed was rarely troubled by the Australian, having to defend just one break point during the match.

The 20-year-old struggled to match Federer early in the match, losing his serve in the first game of the match.

A closer second set saw the Swiss player taken to a tie-break for the first time during the tournament, winning it 7-5.

After the first game, Tomic served well throughout the match, but some nerves late in the third set allowed Federer to go two breaks up, and serve for the match.

The win lines up a last-16 tie against 13th seed Milos Raonic.

Milos Raonic of Canada serves to Jan Hajek in their first round match at  the Australian Open tennis championship on January 15, 2013
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2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
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19United States John Isner2,110
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